DQE, the animation, gaming, live action entertainment production and distribution company, is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive broadcast agreement with Thailand based Thai Public Broadcasting Service (TPBS) for the animated 52X11’ 3D TV series titled “The Jungle Book”. TPBS is a public broadcasting service in Thailand and is the country’s first public TV station. It commenced broadcasting in 2008, and focuses mainly on children’s programmes, news and documentaries during prime time hours.
Under the terms of this agreement , TBPS has exclusive free television rights to broadcast the 52 episodes of this animated series of The Jungle Book in both Thai and in English in Thailand for a period of three years. The Jungle Book has already been sold in160 countries around the world for broadcasting as well as licensing and distribution and several other strategic deals are currently under negotiation worldwide and are expected to be signed soon.
Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman and CEO of DQE said: “It’s fantastic to have Thai Public Broadcasting Service on board for an iconic property such as The Jungle Book. We are sure that Jungle Book will be hugely popular globally and especially in Thailand once the series starts broadcasting in early 2011. Thailand’s love for elephants and animals is legendary and Jungle Book is very close to this philosophy. 3D high definition Jungle Book in its new high quality visuals and story telling avatar will win the hearts of kids and parents alike in Thailand, “The Land Of Smiles”.
Our partnership with TPBS with The Jungle Book has started brilliantly and we hope to continue it on other properties in times to come” Jaranya Kengtawikarn (Joy), Manager of Foreign Programme Acquisition Department, Thai Public Broadcasting Service said:
“The legendary tale of Mowgli is an all time hit with all Thais and now The Jungle Book is coming back with a new touch, magical tale and new excitement in 3D animation. Kids will learn and be enlightened through the story that is full of knowledge and adventure.
However, this isn’t just an ordinary entertained animation, but is an exchanging of thoughts, experiences, and new ideas in a field of children’s animation. It’s a privilege to gather this valuable source as a public broadcaster that plays a major role in society as media which promotes goodness to our audiences. All in all, The Jungle Book is the master piece of high international quality animation from India, our neighbour from south Asia.”